Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals


Doing business together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ inclusion in the Australian co-operative and mutual sector

Framing the challenge of inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities within the co-operative and mutual enterprises (CME) sector in Australia, this report concludes that the sector has a huge opportunity to engage in transmission of the CME business model for the social and...

Action to empower: why Australia needs more co-operative and mutual enterprises in health, community, and social services

This report is a call to action to demonstrate how targeted policy measures focused on enabling different forms of ownership, can increase diversity and choice in social services in Australia with positive outcomes for the quality and productivity of those services.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Co-operatives and Mutuals as social enterprises

This paper discusses how co-operatives and mutuals sit alongside contemporary definitions and accreditation processes for social enterprise and the alignment between the objectives of social enterprise policymakers and the purpose of co-operative and mutual enterprises. The case study section, provided as an appendix, includes important...